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Many folks have told me San Andreas is much nicer than Santa Marta. Does a comparison of these cities exist?
San Andreas is small with a population of only about 70,000 and nobody has asked for a comparison. San Andres wouldn’t compare very well as it’s really too small.
I was only interested in comparison in terms of a vacation visit. Not residency.
I presume each location has positive and negative take-aways….
We have an article about the 17 top things to do in San Andrés – https://medellinguru.com/things-to-do-in-san-andres/
I just spent some time in Santa Marta and Taganga and the picture you display is misleading with the green enviroment. Both he cities have been in a 3 year drought and the dried up vegetation scenery is quite ugly in my estimate. For the 2-3 months I stayed there approximately 2 months ago the daytime temp was into the 90’s every day. Maybe the global weather change but you might want to mention it.
Nice comparison and I agree with you that Cartagena wins. Santa Marta is more a vacation place for Colombians with much lower prices than in Cartagena. But you won’t find many gringos in Santa Marta. I like both places but prefer Cartagena with more to do and better restaurants.